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Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Katharina Weiler, Niels Gutschow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Springer

The book contributes to a recontextualization of authenticity by investigating how this value is created, reenacted, and assigned. Over the course of the last century, authenticity figured as the major parameter for the evaluation of cultural heritage. It was adopted in local and international charters and guidelines on architectural conservation
Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Manish Chalana, Ashima Krishna
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India seeks to position the conservation profession within historical, theoretical, and methodological frames to demonstrate how the field has evolved in the postcolonial decades and follow its various trajectories in research, education, advocacy, and practice. Split into four sections, this book covers important themes of institutional
Spirits in Transcultural Skies
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-26 - Publisher: Springer

The volume investigates the visualization of both ritual and decorative aspects of auspiciousness and protection in the form of celestial characters in art and architecture. In doing so, it covers more than two and a half millennia and a broad geographical area, documenting a practice found in nearly every corner
'Archaeologizing' Heritage?
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Michael Falser, Monica Juneja
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-31 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological heritage" from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and
Epicentre to Aftermath
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Analyses the impact of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes and the need to understand disasters in their cultural and political context.